• Location: Shanghai, China
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Discover the Jewish history of Shanghai on a half-day tour with an expert guide. Hear about Jewish immigration to Shanghai and visit important sites around the Hongkou district, also known as Shanghai Ghetto, where thousands of Jewish refugees lived during World War II. Stop at the memorial plaque in Huoshan Park and the Jewish Refugees Museum — formerly Ohel Moishe Synagogue. Your guide shares fascinating stories about the people whose lives intersected in Shanghai, including a Baghdadi–Jewish real estate developer, Chinese migrant workers and Jewish refugees from war-torn Europe.

Highlights

  • 4-hour tour of the Shanghai Ghetto and Jewish Shanghai
  • Learn about the history of Jews in Shanghai from a guide who specializes in Jewish history
  • See the former Cathay Hotel and hear about Sir Victor Sassoon, whose real estate investments changed the face of Shanghai
  • Understand the different waves of Jewish immigration to Shanghai
  • Walk through the Hongkou district, aka the Shanghai Ghetto
  • Stop at the Jewish Refugees Museum, housed in the former Ohel Moishe Synagogue
  • View a monument to the Jewish refugees of WWII in Huoshan Park

What You Can Expect

Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

Customer Reviews

cjzweig

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was an excellent tour. Dvir was extremely knowledgeable and willing to share his stories.

kaufmans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Fantastic, interesting, and most informative. Excellent experience.

Sharon K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Excellent tour guide and great information

Elissa T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was truly a rewarding, as well as an educational experience. Our tour guide was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. It was a fabulous tour!

Sofferp United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The tour was wonderful and Dvir was very informative.Was a pleasure to take this tour.

robert s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

excellent
very informed guide with a great sense of humor !
would do it again

Neil B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent tour, highly recommended, great insight into the Jewish heritage of Shanghai.

caroleries

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We met Dvir for a half day tour of the Jewish Ghetto . We are so glad that we came a day early for our tour of China with the express purpose of taking this tour. Dvir was extremely knowledgeable and gave a thorough lecture in which you learn so much. We started at the Bund prior to going to the Jewish quarter and the logistics were smooth. I highly recommend this tour.

jizaritsky

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was an amazing experience. Dvar really knew his stuff. Incredible info on the tombstones and where some of them were found. If you want to learn about the history of Jewish life in Shanghai, this is the tour.

seaflorida

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour. our guide Dvir was terrific. We were a small group of 10. We learned so much about the Jews in Shanghai from before WW2 to
the present. We visited the area where the Jews lived and visited the Jewish museum.

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